Diageo 2018 Special Scotch Whisky Release

10 Rare Whiskies to Buy Now: Diageo’s 2018 Special Releases Revealed

Those of us who collect rare whiskies look forward to the annual Diageo Special Releases the way some people view Christmas morning. In April, the world’s biggest whisky producer announced nine of the ten bottles in the 2018 collection—as it did last year. Of course there was great intrigue about what the tenth bottle would be. Now we know. […]

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Diageo 2018 Rare Malts

Diageo Special Rare Malts 2018 Released

The annual rare malts whisky collection is a selection of limited edition whiskies from distilleries within the Diageo portfolio, often comprising rare and old liquid from lesser-known and closed sites. However for the first time since the collection launched in 2001, Port Ellen and Brora will not appear in the range, instead rare expressions from both distilleries will be available for purchase […]

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Baijiu Becoming Mainstream

China’s Spirit Baijiu Becoming Mainstream

Chinese baijiu brands are dominating spirits sales across the world, scoring four of the top 10 spots.  Baijiu now accounts for 37.5% of total global spirits values (brand value as opposed to sales), up from 23% in 2016. While the literal translation of “baijiu” is “white wine,” the clear liquid resembles vodka, but with a […]

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Diageo 2016 Rare Malts Release Australia

Diageo 2016 Rare Single Malt Releases

A 40-year-old Cambus single grain and 37-year-old Port Ellen, the oldest expression from the closed Islay distillery, are among Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. Ten Scotch whiskies are to be released this autumn from operational and silent distilleries, all of which have been chosen as model examples of the Diageo Scotch portfolio. The oldest release in […]

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